Fassbender Wanted For “Robocop” Remake

Michael Fassbender has emerged as director Jose Padilha’s apparent top choice to play the new version of “RoboCop” for MGM.

In an interview with G1 (via Bleeding Cool), Padilha says he and a writer are in Rio de Janeiro and have spent much of this month working on the script.

He’s now meeting with the studio to talk plans with filming in February or March – “We’re just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors. It’s tough. I can’t talk yet, it’s too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like Fassbender, I’ll talk to him. There’s a possibility, and there’s a lot of other great actors that would play RoboCop. But that’s the idea, to film around January, February, March.”

The likes of Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp have all been mentioned as possible candidates.